Discover why many exercise programs fail, from the perspective of a dual doctorate holder in physical therapy and health sciences. Learn about the importance of fun and enjoyment in your exercise routine.
"It’s not going perfectly, but if I deviate from my health plan, I know tomorrow is a new day and I’ll feel better when I get back on track."
Exercising with chronic illness isn't easy. Five people with inflammatory arthritis share how they've made exercise work for them.
These physical therapist-approved stretches can help you kickstart the habit of adding simple movement into your life.
A new study examined the effectiveness of digital exercise programs, which may be especially beneficial for osteoarthritis patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More time spent in moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity in adolescence was associated with greater hip bone mineral density at age 25 years, a new study found.
Depression is common with lupus, but engaging in even just a little physical activity may significantly reduce your risk.
Staying active can help reduce your arthritis symptoms and help you feel better overall.
The abundance of antioxidant-rich foods could offset some of the damage done from cigarettes that is linked with the onset of autoimmune disease.
Avoid achiness by practicing physical therapist-approved stretches before, during, and after your drive.
This research confirms the important role of high-intensity exercise in the treatment of axSpA, say study authors.
People who were randomly assigned to a workout program based on their "baseline cardiovascular fitness, strength, and perceived ability” improved their physical and mental health compared with people who were just told to exercise more by their doctor.
Physical therapist Chad Woodard, PT, PhD, suggests this gentle neck exercise routine to help arthritis patients improve function and range of motion in the neck.
You can put simple tennis ball or two to a whole lot of pain-relieving good.
You may be getting less physical activity during coronavirus quarantine. These simple stretches can help prevent and manage arthritis pain.
Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for arthritis joint pain, stiffness, and fatigue.
Warm water exercises relieve joint stiffness, reduce disease activity, and improve quality of life.
These gentle exercises can help soothe pain and stiffness when arthritis strikes in your feet.
Women who got seven hours of recreational activity each week were much less likely to develop RA over the course of more than two decades compared with women who were sedentary.
Is a little alcohol ever safe if you’re at risk for osteoporosis or low bone density? Find out what science and experts have to say.
Physical activity benefits your joints and your brain, too.
Some exercise is good when you have low bone density from osteoporosis. But not all types of exercise are a good idea.
Walking is one of the best forms of exercise you can do when you have arthritis.
These not-so-scary veggies have gotten an unfair bad rap. Let’s clear up some things about nightshades and inflammation.
But you don’t have to go completely vegetarian or vegan to reap the benefits.
This is important to know if you’re considering a gluten-free diet to help improve your skin.
Flying can be painful when you have arthritis. These gentle stretches can help.
Staying active — with certain precautions — is a key part of preventing and managing osteoporosis.
The conversation around obesity and arthritis is complicated. Here’s what rheumatologists and weight loss experts want you to know.
Some arthritis patients swear that ditching gluten has helped their joint pain; others haven’t seen any impact. So what does the research say about gluten, inflammation, and arthritis?
Weight lifting when you have joint pain may sound like a bad idea, but it’s actually an important way to manage and relieve arthritis pain.
Bike riding is a great form of exercise for people with arthritis. Here’s why, and how to cycle safely.
If you’re not an exercise fan, maybe you just haven’t given water exercise moves a try yet.
Think exercise is a pain in the butt? Not these. Try these moves to help relieve pain in your buttocks, lower back, and hips.
Dibs Baer knows she needs to lose weight to improve her rheumatoid arthritis. But it’s not for lack of trying.
The results of this research are a little puzzling.
Carole Wiedmeyer started the autoimmune protocol elimination diet feeling both skeptical and hopeful. Here’s how she felt by the end.
If you’re one of the roughly 780,000 Americans with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes damage along the length of the gastrointestinal tract, you’ve probably heard a lot of mixed messages about how diet may or may...
Relaxation can be a real catch-22 for people with arthritis. The nervous system is where pain signals occur, so relaxing the body can help reduce pain. But because having arthritis can lead to a hyper-aroused nervous system, it can sometimes...
Yoga helped improve disease activity scores, inflammatory markers, and depression symptoms.
No matter which type of shoulder arthritis you have, your doctor will recommend shoulder exercises as an important part of your shoulder arthritis treatment plan.
When it comes to whether eating fish can reduce the risk of arthritis, there’s some conflict among different studies.
These knee-friendly exercises can help you feel better.
Strengthening the muscles around your hip joint is key to keeping them strong and mobile with age.
From your toes to your shoulders, these gentle stretches are essential to maintain healthy, flexible joints.
Eating an anti-inflammatory diet won’t cure arthritis, but it can help manage symptoms.
Overdoing it on added sugar can contribute to inflammation. Here’s how to eat less sugar without quitting cold turkey.
And gone is the old stipulation that that said exercise had to be done in bouts of at least 10 minutes to count toward a goal of 150 minutes or more per week.
There’s a reason they say to eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper.
If you have heart disease, diabetes, or are trying to lose weight, your doctor might have steered you toward the Mediterranean diet, which usually means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oil, and fish. A new...
Using a pedometer or watch to track your steps can pay off.
Excess weight can make inflammatory arthritis even worse. This advice can help you shed unwanted pounds and make your joints feel better too.
Despite the benefits of exercise, people with arthritis are generally less active than healthy people who don’t have arthritis.
It can be difficult for rheumatoid arthritis patients to exercise, but fighting through initial fatigue could lead to less exhaustion post-workout.
Researchers reveal that patients with self-reported gluten sensitivities, which aren’t diagnosed as Celiac disease, might actually be plagued by fructan.
Eating more fish — rather than fish oil supplements — might be associated with lower rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. That’s according to researchers at Columbia and Harvard Universities writing in Arthritis Care & Research. When they studied 176 RA patients...
Energy drinks — of which there are more than 500 products on the market — represent an $8.3 billion business in the United States, with Monster and Red Bull leading the pack. Energy drink makers “want to promote a fast...